One of Brock Lesnar’s biggest rivals has declared that he will be entering the Royal Rumble as well this year. Cain Velasquez sat down with SunSport and confirmed that he will be in the Royal Rumble Match this year.
“I think I’m doing it, right, I think so. I can win it, hell yeah, that’s my mentality for everything. For everyone as well, that is how your mentality has to be. I’m going in to win this thing.”
Velasquez went on to discuss the disappointment he felt when losing to Brock Lesnar in 88 seconds last October at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia.
“I thought with the MMA that would be enough, go in there with the same style and same gameplan. But this is a different animal. Brock is the man here, so I ended up getting caught, the match was going my way, he caught me at the end. I just have to keep pushing forward. I am never going to stop fighting to go out there and beat him again.”
Velasquez finally went on to confirm that the rubber match between Lesnar and himself will occur eventually.
“I don’t know if it’s going to be 2020, but the trilogy will happen some time or another. The more I am here, the more time we spend in between, I am getting better and better.”
Velasquez was in London, England promoting WWE’s move to BT Sport television.
It is worth noting that WWE has not officially advertised Velasquez for the Royal Rumble yet, but he did believe he would be in the match. There have been reports that Lesnar/Velasquez is not the plan for WrestleMania although as we know as WWE fans, plans can always change.
Matt’s Musings: Velasquez has yet to make a big impact in the WWE, since signing a lucrative multi-year contract a few months ago. Hopefully, the Rumble can change that, and Velasquez can begin a successful WWE career.